Raw Greens for Kids and adults.

October 23, 2011 at 8:57 am | Posted in Uncatogorized | Leave a comment

Several years ago we decided to start a small vegetable garden. Among the edible plants we grew are basil, chili, lime, angle beans, patato leaf, ulam raja, pandan, lemon grass and ginger. We created a compost heap to create a organic source of fertilizer. From this little garden, I selected a few vegetables that I could safely feed to my one year old daughter.

Among the fresh raw vegetables I let my one year old daughter tried were:

Spinach-Spinach is a known source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6. It’s a very good source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc,dietary fiber and copper. Plus, it’s a good source of selenium, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acid

Basil- Basil is very good for coughs. It is also an effective remedy for various ailments. Please refer to the website below for more information about sweet basil :http://www.ageless.co.za/basil.htm (link from Ageless)

Sweet basil from our lovely garden.

My favorite Ulam freshly picked from the garden. These are Ulam raja and brid eye brinjals.

Eating greens come with a lot of health advantages. So, start taking a little bit everyday.


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